Our beautiful Milky Way Galaxy, taken in September 2007 from the Central Coast of NSW, Australia.

Canon 350D with a Sigma 17-70mm lens, piggybacked on an astronomical tracking mount.

5 exposures of 5 minutes each, stacked in ImagesPlus and processed in Photoshop.


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My name is Mike Salway and I’m an amateur astronomer and photographer.

I’m the co-founder of the Amateur Astronomy community site, IceInSpace, and my personal blog site and image gallery is at

I love high resolution planetary imaging and deep-space imaging using a telescope, and I love capturing wide field vistas that involve a lovely foreground scene combined with astronomical interest in the sky.

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  • Zaldy Infante
    Zaldy Infanteover 5 years ago


  • retepk
    retepkover 5 years ago


  • Mike Salway
    Mike Salwayover 5 years ago

    Thanks heaps for your feedback.

  • 3rdrock
    3rdrockover 5 years ago

    amazing detail Mike , shame at my location in the uk i can’t even visibly see the milky way

  • Tania Rose
    Tania Roseover 5 years ago

    now this is spectacular!

  • Christian Hartung
    Christian Hartungover 5 years ago


  • CapturedByKylie
    CapturedByKylieover 5 years ago

    I am lost for words! This takes me back to my childhood, sitting outside at my grandparents farm in NSW’s central west spending the whole night just looking up at the milky way watching everything go by…

  • Mike Salway
    Mike Salwayover 5 years ago

    Thanks very much for your comments.

  • Cora Wandel
    Cora Wandelover 5 years ago

    Excellent capture, Mike! – Cora

  • Gino Iori
    Gino Ioriover 5 years ago

    Brilliant work Mike

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